Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4, With Balcony Facing Water
This 980 sq. ft. unit is a two bedroom, one bath with a den/office/fireplace with a spectacular view of Tampa Bay from your private balcony. Elegantly furnished with upscale "Tommy Bahama" style furniture, linens, and cooking utensils. Located in the beautiful, gated, waterfront complex of the Grand Venezia. The unit features granite countertops, tile flooring, inside laundry, crown molding, trey ceiling, a large walk-in closet, and a private balcony overlooking the water.
The master bedroom is large with a king size bed as well as a large flat screen tv. The second bedroom has two twin beds. Both bedrooms have terrific views facing the water. My family and I also use this as our vacation/retirement home so we were very selective. The condos in the Grand Venezia are beautiful Mediterranean style villas, and only three stories high so it doesn't have that "highrise" look. It is peaceful, and relaxing just being there. There is a 1.5 mile lighted walking path overlooking Tampa Bay. Some of the wildlife that we have be seen on walks, or from the balcony are manatees, dolphins, and pink flamingos.
The pool is a geo thermal pool, and close to the unit.
Only 8 miles from Tampa International airport makes this an easy drive. Close to many restaurants, small shops, large stores, malls, cinemas, museums, aquariums, golf courses, and all the amenities of a big city while still secluded within the Mediterranean paradise of a gated community near the Gulf of Mexico.
Great condo. Great location.
About the Owner
We currently live in Colonie NY, and both work in Albany NY.
Guestbook comments from the manager
We enjoyed our stay and found the condo very comfy. The views from the balcony were wonderful and the kids enjoyed watching the fish jump out of the water. We had a great time and hopefully we will return in the near future!
(8 traveler reviews)
Great condo. Great location.
We stayed at this condo for two months. It was a wonderful home away from home. The condo was exactly as advertised. The location in the complex was great...close to the pool yet facing the water which made it very quiet. We especially loved the balcony. We ate all our meals out there and got to watch the dolphins, manatee and water birds. It was paradise. The owner and manager were friendly and very helpful.
Very nice people and great location!
2 adults and two kids stayed here during the month of August. The location is great. Not far from Clearwater Beach, close to Tampa where we watched the Rays and Yankees play. We also were close to the arena where we watched a concert.
The best part about the location is being so close to the bay. The water that the balcony overlooks has mantees, dolphins, and fish jumping. Very nice view of the marine life right out the window.
At the end of the property there is a sun deck, a big gazebo style deck where you can see the bridge and much more marine life. Great place to fish if you like to do it.
The bathroom in the house is roomy, the kitchen has what you need. The furniture looks nice. I found it a nice place to relax and the price was fair.
Thank you to the nice people who helped us through the booking process and answered all my questions. I will plan to stay again in the future. :)
The rental property was accurately described in the photos. It was very clean and well maintained. The vacation was very relaxing. It is a gated community and very secure. Th Security staff were very good and helpful.
My morning walks, alongside the water and overlooking Tampa Bay, was delightful.
I spotted dolphins, manatees, ducks, pelicans and Blue Heron from the balcony of the condo, while eating breakfast. It was a great way to start the day. The gym and pool were also very good and very close to the condo.
The condo is close to the shops and a large variety of restaurants. A drive to Clearwater Beach (and many other beaches) is about 15 minutes away.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo and would highly recommend it.
Throughout the process of renting the condo we dealt with Catherine. Catherine was very helpful, very professional, easily obtainable, polite and prompt.
This vacation was easy, relaxing, enjoyable and stress free.
Lovely Area and Condo
The condo was in great shape, had everything we needed and has a lovely sunset view. We especially enjoyed sitting out on the patio in the evenings. The community offers a heated swimming pool, full fitness center, hot tub, tennis courts, bay access for fishing and kayaking and a walking path. The community is gated, with a manned gatehouse which makes you feel very safe. We would rent this unit again. The unit is on the 3rd floor, which was a little challenging but provided a great panoramic view.
Close to lots of shopping, 20 minutes from St. Petersburg, Tampa downtown and the beaches.
Excellent Condo and Beautiful Complex
The condo was perfect and exactly as described. The condo complex is beautiful and secure. We loved staying there.
This was a wonderful spot. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the condo and the community. The condo was very clean and had everything that we needed. It was in a very good location and only a short drive to the beach. Catherine is great to deal with and very helpful. We look forward to going back next year.
From the Owner
“The Albany airport is 10 minutes from our home. We can get a direct flight, and arrive in Tampa in less than three hours. Terrific for short getaways.”
Activity and Interests
Beaches - Clearwater Beach is 10 minutes away. Easy parking, white sand, and warm turquoise water. It's gorgeous, and there are other beautiful beaches such as Indian Rocks Beach all along there.
Museums - Plenty; some examples: Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Salvadore Dali Museum (a favorite of mine), and the Military Aviation Museum.
Hiking/Nature - Caladesi Island State Park - 3 mile hiking trail; the white sand beaches were rated America's Best Beach in 2008. Honeymoon Island State Park - snorkling, nature trails, and a wide variety of seashells.
Florida Aquarium - 20 minute drive; great place. Swim with the fish! Google it.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium - see Winter from A Dolphins Tale
Golf - Cove Cay championship golf course is right next door.
Pier 60 - Great family place with beach, huge fishing pier, shopping, street performers, and other entertainment.
Busch Gardens - 25 minute drive. Orlando theme parks are less than 90 minutes away; all highway.
Tampas Lowery Park Zoo
Sports - minutes to Tampa Bay stadium. Tampa is home to several major leaugue spring training camps including the NY Yankees.
Fishing - plenty of places within minutes to go fishing from shore, or charter a boat.
Nightlife - There is no shortage of fine restaurants, clubs with bands, comedy clubs, theater, etc. Whatever you enjoy doing in that regard is close by.
Shopping - Outlet stores are close by. Safety Harbor is five minutes away. A nice town with unique shops and restaurants.
Gambling - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
From the Owner
“We selected this particular unit because it has a private balcony facing the water. The peacefulness and tranquility of having a morning cup of coffee while watching fish jumping or boats going by while thinking about the day ahead is a perk not to be underestimated!”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dishwasher ...
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- Water View
- theme parks
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- pier fishing
- surf fishing
- 980 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Large Bathroom with Double Sink
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Very comfortable bed. Large screen TV mounted on the wall.
- Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Off Living Room through French Doors
- Balcony ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Tennis ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- This is a resort style complex with upscale amenities. This includes a million dollar clubhose with a spacious fitness center containing plenty of nice equipment. A heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, playground, 1.5 mile lighted walking path at water's edge around complex, a Fishing Pier, and a car wash. There are also free two seat kayaks available for use. 24-hour guard gated. The unit is located across from the clubhouse which offers free wireless internet access. The unit itself offers Air Conditioning, Two Large Flat Screen TV's, Cable TV, DVD player, Washer, Dryer, Three high end Ceiling Fans, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking utensils and linens provided. Large bath with double sinks and granite. Internet is available.